Cloud-Powered XDR Makes Strong Business Sense Says Trend Micro and ESG
Organizations can save the cost of eight full time employees by adopting an XDR approach, says Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
According to the recent findings from ESG, 85% of organizations claim that threat detection and response is getting harder due to an exponentially more sophisticated threat landscape and the lack of highly skilled security experts over the last two years.
Trend Micro, a cloud security company, has shared the significant business value driven by cloud-powered Extended detection and response (XDR) and Managed XDR offerings, which optimize threat detection and response across all critical vectors.
Organizations surveyed experience faster detection and less alert fatigue as a result of intelligently using data from all their security controls, including those covering endpoints, email, servers, cloud workloads and networks
XDR gives visibility into data across networks, clouds, endpoints, and applications. It also applies analytics and automation to detect, analyze, hunt, and remediate present and future threats.
Trend Micro and ESG have found in a recent survey that organizations surveyed experience faster detection and less alert fatigue as a result of intelligently using data from all their security controls, including those covering endpoints, email, servers, cloud workloads and networks.
Today’s organizations are faced with sophisticated threats that may bypass even advanced protection. However, most current detection and response approaches are siloed, incomplete and overwhelming, with limited security teams with disconnected alerts that lack actionable information. Security practitioners currently report being able to find critical alerts but not necessarily having the clarity to resolve the issue due to lack of additional details.
In fact, ESG found that only 30% of organizations are confident that their threat detection and response functions can perform at the speed needed to keep up with threats over the next 12-24 months. Additionally, on average, organizations and overtaxed IT teams ignore 32% of security alerts.
Both a SaaS Based Offering and a Managed Service
Trend Micro’s XDR solution is both a SaaS-based offering as well as a managed service with the “X” referring to the most extensive sets of data from more protection points, which is critical to find hidden threats. It was recently named by Forrester as a Leader in enterprise detection and response and achieved the highest initial detection in the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework.
Trend Micro XDR was the first solution to launch that offers correlated detection beyond the endpoint: collecting and analyzing data from email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks to more effectively hunt, detect and contain threats. It amounts to greater context, greater understanding and faster, more accurate incident response.
Automated Data Aggregation Saves the Day
ESG found that organizations that employ automated data aggregation techniques, like those enabled by Trend Micro XDR, enjoy improved security outcomes. For example, they are generally able to restore in hours vs. days by a ratio of 83% vs. 66%.
The solution is also available as a managed service (MDR), to further take the pressure off constrained in-house teams with 24/7 full-threat analysis, threat hunting, response plans and remediation recommendations.
“There’s no such thing as 100% prevention anymore, which puts the focus on effective threat detection and response. With XDR, we’ve broken the mould with correlated detection across traditional siloes to help stretched IT teams optimize their response to stealthy threats,” Steve Quane, executive vice president at Trend Micro said in a statement.
“I’m proud of the fantastic value our solution offers businesses and of once again delivering on our commitment to secure the connected world. It’s a privilege to remain a trusted cybersecurity advisor for our global customers,” he added.